Nepal: Indian tourists killed in mishap

Kathmandu, Jan 1 : At least six Indian tourists were killed and five others were injured when the jeep in which they were travelling fell into the Marsyangdi river in Nepal's Bandipur village, reports said on Wednesday.

The mishap occurred when the jeep was travelling from Kathmandu city to Pokhara city on Tuesday.

The deceased have been identified as Vinay Tiwari (58), Hemant Tripathi (13), Lawati Tripathi (56), Punam Tripathi (33), Neha Tripathi (20) and Neelam Tripathi (37)

The tourists hailed from West Bengal's Kolkata city.

"The remaining five Indian nationals and the driver are undergoing treatment at local health facilities. All 11 persons on board hail from Calcutta (Kolkata), India," The Himalayan Times reported.

--IBNS (Posted on 01-01-2014)

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